Ishkonigan was founded in 2009 by Phil Fontaine. Phil was Chief in his community, Sagkeeng First Nation, at age 28. He went on to serve as Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs for three terms and then elected National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations for an unprecedented three terms. Phil is a tireless advocate for the recognition of Indigenous people in Canadian society, the eradication of poverty, increasing Indigenous involvement in the Canadian economy at all levels, and Reconciliation.
Ishkonigan is comprised of proven professionals with extensive expertise in all aspects of law, government, politics and business. The Ishkonigan team are leading experts in the field of consultation and negotiations - bringing in-depth knowledge of Indigenous peoples, their priorities, as well as a sound familiarity with prevailing industry practices, and government relations.
We have the experience and expertise to provide strategic advice needed to establish successful and effective partnerships with Indigenous communities, Government and Corporate Canada.
We bring in-depth knowledge of Indigenous peoples, their priorities, a sound familiarity with prevailing industry practices, and government relations.
We support increased partnerships and mutually beneficial relationships between Indigenous communities, corporate Canada and governments.